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. >>> and another nasty storm is drenching the west coast, from northern california, into portland and seattle. this is the fourth big rainmaker to hit that area in a week. and this time, it could dump up to five inches of rain and cause even more flooding and destruction. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: after several days of drenching rain, downed trees, flooding and rockslides, families throughout the west are finally getting a break in the severe weather to clean up. three storms have slammed through the region in less than a week, dumping up to a foot of rain in some areas. washing out entire roads. and even creating this 20-foot sinkhole in lafayette, california. the other big danger, large trees continue to fall from the saturated ground. this one nearly crushed a man. how close did it come to you? >> within feet of my trucks. >> reporter: slick roads have led to several major crashes. >> there's been a couple of big accidents. >> reporter: this big rig jackknifed, shutting down a major l.a. intersection monday. and the soaking isn't over yet. >> in that momentary dry patc
gusts up to 70 miles per hour. there will be showers along the southeast coast. seattle will see rain most of the day. mostly dry, however, in the northeast. >> temperatures in the northern plains bounce back from those single digits. minneapolis is in the mid-30s. denver warms up to almost 60. pleasant in the southwest, with phoenix at 69. honolulu and miami are tied for the hot spot, as always, both today at 82 degrees. >> we can always dream. >>> when we come back, problems for a couple of the biggest names on the internet. >>> then, also this morning, fresh fallout for those two deejays who pulled off the prank call that turned tragic when kate middleton was in the hospital. >>> and how's this for protective padding? bubble soccer. it's all coming up in "the pulse." >> safety first. d@ñ >>> welcome back, everyone. and there are some major deals in the works this morning. overnight, hsbc confirmed a record $1.9 billion settlement with the u.s. in return, the british-based banking company won't be charged with money laundering. a criminal prosecution of europe's largest bank might
hundreds waited for hours for the office to open midnight in seattle to start handing out licenses. washington joins eight other states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. last month voters approved a measure to legalize same-sex marriage. >>> also, this morning in washington, pot smokers celebrating the state becoming the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use. midnight they started smoking marijuana at seattle's space needle which breaks part of the new law that forbids lighting up in public the law only allows people to smoke in the privacy of their homes. >>> traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. big day raiders day here, you want to know about game time weather, meteorologist mike nicco will have the full forecast. golden gate bridge unlike yesterday, dry. a little mist. we'll check in with sue to see how that is affecting traffic. >>> peyton manning brings his broncos to town for raiders day let's hope it turns out better than this for palmer and the silver and black. we'll be right back. good morning! wow. want to start the d
%. the seattle-based company says it will serve a new brand of tea worldwide. starbucks will have more than 20,000 cafes around the world by 2014. >> you can show me that now, anything warm sounds great, warm cup of something sounds great. >> we'll get you that great coffee from the second floor machine. [ laughing ] >> something to warm us up for sure with the rain. >> i like your train of thought. it is mild out, 50s and 60s, any time you get wet makes you feel cooler, you want something to keep you comfortable, how about this the worst of it is now, by the evening commute scattered showers time tomorrow we won't have to rain for a long time. embarcadero this morning raindrops on our lens as we look towards the ferry building and the bay bridge, we can see them pwhaoeupbs light rain now moderate rain falling but it is falling over the same areas it has been falling all morning. east bay from antioch back towards pittsburg, bay point, into pleasant hill, concord, walnut creek, alamo, danville across 24, sinking a little farther south, places like oakland, alameda, san leandro, san lorenzo, ca
cell on sunday. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> what a story. >>> now, to the latest twist in the controversial utah custody battle. a baby girl was put up for adoption without her soldier father's knowledge or consent. a judge ordered the girl returned to her father. and now, the mother is speaking out in an abc news exclusive. amy robach is here with the latest on this controversial story. >> reporter: good morning to you. this bitter battle over a 21-month-old little girl, between her adoptive parents and the biological father, has grown more complicated. the girl's birth mother is speaking out to abc news. tira bland says no matter who has custody of her daughter, she is still her mother. and she still loves her. >> her well-being is all that matters to me. i want to see her successful. i want to see her in a home, a good home. >> reporter: but the question of just who provides that home is now at the center of a contentious custody battle. bland's ex-husband, terry achane, a sergeant in the army, said bland put his daughter up for adoption without
from seattle to billings. 38 in the twin city. 70s across the south. >>> time now for our -- boom -- "favorite story of the day." i do love this. anyone who watches the show for a while knows i am a big fan of las vegas. one of the nation's true. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> why am i not surprised? >> willis loves it too. one of the nation's true adult playground to put it mildly. this morning a reason to love sin city even more. >> wham, bam, grand slam. new denny's opened. 24-hour joint. has a full bar. >> mm-hmm. >> and since it's vegas, they also have the obligatory weddle chapel. >> yes, yes, yes. >> they offer a range of wedding packages, some including cake made of denny's pancake puppies. i can't think of anything better. >> anyone who spent time in vegas, tell you at least once, denny's has saved their life. i think, it is only right they expand and make it as big, bold, vegas as it possibly can be. i love it. >> i don't think it's quinn tess enchally vegas. oopz i will go to a denny's anywhere in the country. >> you are a highfalutin like that. but i mean -- >> i am. i love d
. your thursday forecast, everybody. we have showers from portland to seattle. up to 8 inches of snow in the cascades and northern rockies. still mild in the nation's midsection. pop-up showers around omaha, nebraska and louisville. scattered showers from the carolina coast through florida. >> 70s from dallas to miami. mostly 40s in the northwest. 77 in phoenix. 37 in billings. >>> 'tis the season for some really funny movies, funny flicks. we want your help to pick the best, "world news now" classic christmas competition. say that five times fast. >> that is a mouthful. >> so get this, logon to our website at wnnfans.com. and vote. we both look borderline. >> i look cross-eyed. you look constipated. >> too many candy canes. vote early and often. on our facebook page. let us know -- let us know "elf" or "bad santa" or "christmas vacation." let us know! >> we'll reveal the winners later this month and you will like the unveiling process. [ laughter ] >> we will have some fun with it. i know what my pick is. wait to see what america and dozens of viewers have to say about that. >> ameri
. an escalator at a macy's in suburban seattle malfunctioned. breaking apart and leaving four people slightly injured, including two toddlers. officials there say a mechanical failure is to blame. >>> and finally, perhaps, if nothing else, evidence that someone up there must be watching. look at what happens when a tennessee jewelry store clerk tries to make a sale. out of nowhere, that's an suv, through the front glass. nearly taking out both clerk and customer. both were shaken up. but remarkably, best news of all, no one was hurt. >> no one was hurt. we love that line. >> incredible. >> we do. >> just amazing. >> thanks, josh. >>> we have the latest on the fiscal cliff, just 25 days before everyone's taxes go up and every government program is cut. there were some baby steps yesterday. both sides got together for the first staff-level talks in a week. and jon karl is covering the countdown from capitol hill. jon, they're trying to keep a close hold on these talks. but you learned that the meeting did not go all that well. >> reporter: that's right, george. first, it was a significant step
california. showers in portland, seattle, salt lake city, billings. heavy mountain snow, colder in the middle of the country. scattered showers from the gulf coast to the nation's capital. 60s in atlanta and dallas. 30s from fargo to the twin cities. 50s in the northern rockies. >>> and since it is the holiday season and all about the gift giving, all that good stuff about to get under way, we thought we would make this our "favorite story of the day." >> it centers on 9-year-old tyler scott who thought he was attending just another assembly at his philadelphia area school. well, tyler's mother is in the army. she's been in kuwait for nine months. >> his principal called tyler on stage to help open a gift from his mom. turns out the gift was his mom. tyler thought she wasn't coming home until the end of the month. so imagine that great moment right there. his dad also, in the service, as well. good to see those. >> the whole assembly was about students coping with military parents. that's -- great news. >> merry christmas, enjoy. >> yes. >>> all right. coming up, booze to go. a new place to s
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